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November 8, 2022

COP27: Will Lula’s Brazil spur global action against deforestation?

Brazil, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are reportedly in talks to form a strategic rainforest alliance at COP27 to coordinate conservation efforts and combat deforestation, while the UK is launching a forests initiative.

Having won Brazil’s presidential election, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva faces a major challenge if he is to keep his campaign promise to end deforestation in the Amazon. Brazil accounts for nearly 60 per cent of the world’s largest rainforest but the record-high destruction rates of recent years have cast doubt on the country’s climate pledges.

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